Monday, June 12, 2006

That's the Yeast I Could Do

The AP sudsily reports:

For many men, a finding by Oregon researchers sounds too good to be true: an ingredient in beer seems to help prevent prostate cancer, at least in lab experiments. The trouble is you'd theoretically have to drink about 17 beers a day for any potential benefit. And no one's advising that.

Oh, NOW they tell me no one's advising that. For after this past weekend of a hoppy debauch with the in-laws (the coolest in-laws in the world, who just happen to live in the midst of the finest region for microbrews in the world right now, north San Diego County), I'd guess I might have innoculated myself for prostate cancer for life. On Saturday we had the opportunity to Real Ale out with beers only on hand-pump, and some incredible brews at that. But that beer wasn't enough, so we hit the new Port Brewing on the way home (oh, sweet Amy was designated driver, so don't get all MADD at us, ok?) since we liked their Old Viscosity so much, a beer that more than lives up to its name (and they even serve it oaked at the brewery).

Then Sunday we got to attend a special event at Stone Brewing tied to the release of their StoneWall Ale, a very limited edition made for those of us who donated money to charity to have a stone with our names on it at the new Stone Brew Pub. It's a story as long as the taste of their beers, but we now have a bottle of beer with our names on it, plus the names of everyone else who helped raise over $80K. Nothing like having the opportunity to be a self-righteous drunk.


Anonymous Tessitura said...

I would not only like to give a shout out to good ol' george for being a sophisticated beer drinker but even more so to MY GREAT HOME BASE OREGON!!! A queen of brew...a state FULL of innovative people...and a place where ANYTHING can save you!! I raise one to you OREGON!

p.s. george, don't think you can mention oregon and I won't freak out!

6:16 PM  

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